Design and Construction of Natural Gas Transmission Lines

CIM Bulletin, 1951


THE earliest known case of transmission of natural gas by pipe lines was early in the Christian era when the Chinese used bamboo pipes to transport natural gas from surface seepages to heat brine for the recovery of salt. Since that time many materials have been used as conduits-hollow wooden legs, wood stave pipe, day tile, cast iron, and, finally - since about 130 years ago - steel pipe. Even then, this new material came into use rather slowly for, as recently as 80 years ago, wood pipe was still being used.
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